Actor Rizabawa passes away
Kochi: Actor Rizabawa passed away here on Monday. He was 55. He was undergoing treatment for kidney disease at a private hospital in Kochi.
The body will be kept for public homage at his residence Shadimahal at Mattancherry on Tuesday from 7 am. The relatives plan to conduct last rites at the cemetery of Chempittapally mosque by 10 am on the same day.
Rizabawa has acted in over 100 movies. He debuted in Malayalam film industry through the movie ‘Vishupakshi’. However, it was not released. Later, he acted opposite to leading actress Parvathi in the movie ‘Dr Pasupathi’ in 1990. He rose to fame after playing the villain role 'John Honai' in the Siddique-Lal movie ‘In Harihar Nagar’.
Apart from movies, Rizabawa was also active in television serials and dubbing field. He also won the state award for best dubbing artist through the movie ‘Karmayogi’. He played both character roles and negative roles. He was also active in dramas too.
'Dr Pasupathi', 'Anaval Mothiram', 'Bandhukkal Sathrukkal', 'Kabuliwala', 'Vadhu Doctoranu', 'Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava', 'Oomapenninu Uriyada Payyan', 'Pokkiriraja' and 'Simhasanam' are his noted movies. He was last seen in Mammootty-starrer ‘One’.